Top 7 Things to do in Virar, India

August 7, 2017 Marianna Hollaway

Virar is a city in Maharashtra, India, part of the Mumbai Metropolitan Region. Virar is also a part of Vasai-Virar Municipal Corporation in Palghar district of Maharashtra state in Konkan division.
Restaurants in Virar

1. Jivdani Temple

Jivdani Road, Virar, India +91 250 252 3698
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4.5 based on 85 reviews

Jivdani Temple

Reviewed By Sankalp A

Temple located at hill having cable car and staircase having more then 400 stair.
Fun to walk as many stalls passby.
They have managed and maintained the place verywell.
Once you reached top of mountain you can see whole the greenery everywhere which is pleasent to you eyes.
Felt peace when saw goddess.and their was huge space where you can sit for a while and meditate.
Must visit this temple as no other temple in mumbai which is on hill.

2. Ganeshpuri

Western Express Highway, Virar, India (91-2522)-61221, 61227
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4.5 based on 19 reviews

Ganeshpuri

Reviewed By y_s_raju - Mumbai, India

Our weekend began with a perfect getaway destination to Ganehspuri & Vrajeshwar. Planned for a day trip we reached place. Well connected roads was a perfect pleasant drive for family.
The Vajreshwari temple is a relic of Maratha glory. The temple stands atop a hillock by the road. The legend goes that Parshurama had performed a Maha yajna at Vajreshwari and the hills of volcanic ash in the area are its residue.
The temple is dedicated to goddess Vajreshwari and has many small temples. It also has an open auditorium (Rangmanch) which is a delight to see. Smaller idols of Ganesha and other gods and goddesses are carved in the pillars and walls of the forecourt.
Ganeshpuri Hot Water Spring is about 5 km away from Vajreshwari and is also famous for its natural hot Springs. The natural hot Springs of Ganeshpuri attracts visitors.
Spoke to locals to check the significance - Legend has it that Sage Vashist did a yagna to propitiate Lord Ganesh here, hence the name ‘Ganeshpuri’. However, it was Bhagwan Nityananda who transformed what was dense forestland inhabited by a few adivasis into a spiritual centre for all those seeking enlightenment.
On the way to Ganeshpuri one can see - The Gurudev Sidha Peeth established by Bhagwan's disciple Baba Muktananda is the primary reason for the large influx of foreigners to Ganeshpuri.
Hot spring water is an attraction - Three of the Springs are in the bed of the Tansa river, near the temple of Shri Bhimeshvar and they have reservoirs built round them.
One of them is called Gorakh Machhindar. Two of the hot Springs are in natural hollows in the rock.
Best part we enjoyed was hardly any signs of urban development there ..... a lot more to explore in and around.

3. Great Escape Water Park

Off Vajreshwari Road | Bombay Ahmedabad Highway, Virar East, Virar 401303, India +91 85549 92350
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4 based on 16 reviews

Great Escape Water Park

Reviewed By Saiprasan - Mumbai, India

Situated around 30 kms from the Dahisar check naka, this is a good place of a day trip from Mumbai. Many water rides which will suit all age groups, in fact you would find a lot of family groups there with kids & senior citizens also. You can go with friends as well. In fact looked like it is quite popular with people as there was a long queue at ticket counter even when you can get some good discounts when you book online. You can easily spend a day there particularly in a hot summer it will come as a great relief. The water may not be that clean though and I dont think they strictly follow the dress code as I saw many ladies going into water with jeans and cotton wear as well which should not be allowed in a water park as it can bring germs but nobody was stopping them. Also, they were opening the wave pool only for 5 mins in a gap of one hour which was too less. You will get to eat a lot of food through out the day which is inclusive in the ticket price. You get a buffet breakfast, a buffet lunch, buffet snacks, there are many counters which run through out the day like the snacks counter, gola counter and the sugar candy counter. Overall a good fun time with family and friends.

4. Takmak Fort

North-East of Virar, Off Mumbai-Ahmedabad Highway, Virar, India
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4.5 based on 15 reviews

Takmak Fort

Reviewed By Rhythmic_Rain - Mumbai, India

i visited this place takmak in august 2015 with a hiking group.
the level is medium to difficult depending on individual stamina and will power.
we travelled to vasai by train and got shared autorickshaw till base village.
the trekking is amazingly beautiful, its worth putting efforts to reach the top...as the view is awesome.
there are ponds on the top..drink the water, u will feel fresh.
there are canons there, and there is no big fort structure as such, but nature is at its best here.
TIPS: VISIT IN RAIN,
dont ever try to go without local guide or hiking expert groups. the route is not that simple.

5. Rajodi Beach

Nalasopara West, Virar, India
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4 based on 17 reviews

Rajodi Beach

Reviewed By RagsD123 - Mumbai, India

This is a very nice beach. There are many people coming in weeknds to relive and relax their tensions. There are many transport options here. There are food stalls and some resorts around the beach.

6. Arnala Beach

Arnala, Virar, India
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3.5 based on 65 reviews

Arnala Beach

Reviewed By pawansoni83

Arnala beach located at Virar is the famous and most visited of total 4 Beaches connected in vicinity. Located at far north suburb of Mumbai’s Thane district, Arnala has ample coconut tree shades, multiple resorts, and being at virar, More other places of attraction around to explore. Otherwise, adjacent Beaches are more cleaner and less crowded compared to Arnala. Lets know more of this beach details like exact address and location, How to reach, Distance from Virar railway station, Highway and Mumbai, Parking Facilities, Resorts, Water Currents, Safety and more.

7. Space Apple

Virar | 1st Floor, Ishkrupa, Virar West, Virar 401301, India
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5 based on 8 reviews

Space Apple

Paragliding and Paramotoring training courses and joyrides are conducted by Space Apple. Exclusive kayak camping tours are organised for a day or over weekends.

Reviewed By zxis22 - Tokyo, Japan

It all started with a tandem flight. An amazing experience from beginning to end. Samson and his team is professional, energetic & friendly. I couldn't resist signing-up for basic course in paragliding. The tandem flights and the paragliding courses were priced fairly and were great value for money. They take flight-safety very seriously. I am not an adventurous person myself so that really matters to me. I recommend using Space Apple for paragliding but, I will definitely contact them again the next time I visit Mumbai.
Truly memorable Experience

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